An earlier version of this dispatch incorrectly quoted US President Donald Trump as saying life in North Korea was “hell on earth” during a visit to Seoul. Rather, Trump was reported to say that life in North Korea was “a hell that no person deserves.”
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An earlier version of this news release misspelled the last names of Mohamed and Abdessamad Hachbai and the last name of Najat Mahjoubi.
An earlier version of this news release misstated Shady al-Ghazaly Harb's occupation. He is a doctor.
On May 30 Human Rights Watch posted a story commenting on the then-apparent killing on May 29 in Kyiv of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko. Later on May 30 we removed the story from our website when it was confirmed by authorities in Ukraine that security services had, with Mr Babchenko’s consent, staged the alleged-killing, and that Mr Babchenko is alive and had not been attacked in any way.
Local state media outlets identified the long-time rights advocates Loujain al-Hathloul, Aziza al-Yousef, and Eman al-Nafjan, along with Mohammad al-Rabea, an activist, and Ibrahim al-Modaimeegh, a human rights lawyer, among those arrested. An earlier version of this news release incorrectly identified the source of this information.
This dispatch was last updated on May 21, 2018.
An earlier version of this news release incorrectly added the word “peaceful” in describing protests that Iranian authorities violently repressed.
This dispatch was last updated on May 11, 2018.
An earlier version of this dispatch misstated the name of a government agency. The dispatch has been changed to reflect this.
The recommendations to this report were edited on May 10, 2018 to correct the name of a Jordanian government agency.